Producers have released an extended look preview of the 2015 UK tour of The Sound Of Music starring Danielle Hope. Featuring songs like Do-Re-Me, My Favourite Things, Edelwiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Every Mountain and Sixteen Going On Seventeen, The Sound Of Music has become a firm family favourite since it opened on Broadway in 1959. The film adaptation of the stage musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Visit our Sound Of Music tour page for tour dates and booking information.
Opera North’s hit production of the classic American musical, Carousel, returns to UK stages for a new tour following a sell-out run at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. One of the greatest musical works of the 20th century, Carousel was composed by one of Broadway’s most successful and enduring partnerships, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, whose much-loved stage and screen legacy includes The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and The King and I. Asked if he had ever been tempted to write an opera, Richard Rodgers replied that he had, and that Carousel was the closest he had come to doing so. His score is studded with some of the most powerful, uplifting and moving music ever written for the stage, including If I Loved You, June is Bustin’ Out All Over, and, of course, You’ll Never Walk Alone. James Holmes, arguably today’s most expert interpreter of Rodgers’ score, returns … Read more
Is a kiss with a fist better than none? Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel: From 1945 to 2014 in a single hit I know what you want me to do. You want me to write a review – to churn out something interesting and witty about Morphic Graffiti’s production of Carousel at the Arcola. And yes, I can attempt to satisfy you in that to an extent – lest I fail entirely in my role as reviewer/critic/ writer, or whatever it is you wish to call me. I can tell you about the space – a space that, when entered, inspired involuntary and audible gasps from its unsuspecting audience (somewhat attributable to the humidity, sure, but mostly due to the theatre’s radical transformation), the band perched high overhead preparing to chirp, and more ropes, pulleys and levers than PGL. Stuart Charlesworth’s design is simple and yet sumptuous, suggestive rather than … Read more